Tilsetningsforordningen: endringsbestemmelser om glukosylerte steviolglykosider


Kommisjonsforordning (EU) 2023/447 av 1. mars 2023 om endring av vedlegg II til europaparlaments- og rådsforordning (EU) nr. 1333/2008 og vedlegg til kommisjonsforordning (EU) nr. 231/2012 med hensyn til bruken av glukosylerte steviolglykosider som søtstoff

Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards the use of glucosylated steviol glycosides as sweetener

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Kommisjonsforordning publisert i EU-tidende 2.3.2023

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(1) Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 lays down a Union list of food additives approved for use in foods and their conditions of use.

(2) Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 lays down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008.

(3) Those lists may be updated in accordance with the common procedure referred to in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008, either on the initiative of the Commission or following an application.

(4) In January 2019, an application was submitted for the authorisation of glucosylated steviol glycosides as a new food additive for use as a sweetener. The application was made available
to the Member States pursuant to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008.

(5) Glucosylated steviol glycosides are produced via enzymatic bioconversion using a cyclomaltodextrin glucanotransferase that catalyses the transfer of glucose from starch to mixtures enriched in one or more individual steviol glycosides from purified Stevia Rebaudiana leaf extracts. They consist of a mixture of glucosylated steviol glycosides, containing 1–20 additional glucose units bound to the parent steviol glycosides. They have an improved sweetness profile as compared to the other authorised sweeteners including steviol glycosides from Stevia (E 960a).

(6) The European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’) evaluated the safety of glucosylated steviol glycosides and expressed its opinion on 15 December 2021 . The Authority considered that the metabolism of glucosylated steviol glycosides is sufficiently similar to the already authorised steviol glycosides, and thus the toxicological data previously assessed by the Authority for steviol glycosides (E 960a) were considered to support their safety as a food additive. The enzyme cyclomaltodextrin glucanotransferase (EC derived from a non-genetically modified strain of Anoxybacillus caldiproteolyticus and intended to be used in the manufacture of modified steviol glycosides does not give rise to safety concerns under the intended conditions of use based on the data provided to the Authority . The Authority concluded that there is no safety concern for the use of glucosylated steviol glycosides as a food additive for the same proposed uses and use levels as steviol glycosides (E 960a–960c) used as sweeteners.

(7) Therefore, it is appropriate to authorise the food additive ‘glucosylated steviol glycosides’ (E 960d) as a sweetener in the food categories where steviol glycosides (E 960a–960c) are currently authorised and at the same the maximum levels.

(8) The specifications for the food additive glucosylated steviol glycosides should be included in Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as it is included in the Union list of food additives laid down in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 for the first time.

(9) Regulations (EC) No 1333/2008 and (EU) No 231/2012 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(10) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,



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